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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Mary Beth Messner

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morethanwordles [licensed for non-commercial use only] / FrontPage - 85 views

    Wiki on Wordles
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Kerpoof Scholastics™ - 63 views

  • Kerpoof's multimedia software is used by kids worldwide to create original artwork, animated movies, stories, greeting cards and more. The site is meant to be fun, but we're serious about its educational value. Elementary and middle school teachers can use Kerpoof in many ways to enhance classroom activities while meeting a range of educational standards.
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Grading essays: Humans vs. machine - - 28 views

  • The testing service compared the results of E-Rater evaluations of students' papers to human grading, and to students' scores on the SAT writing test and the essay portion of the SAT writing test (which is graded by humans). ETS found very high correlations between the E-Rater grades and the SAT grades and, generally, to the human grades of the placement test.
  • In fact, Ramineni said, one of the problems that surfaced in the review was that some humans doing the evaluation were not scoring students' essays on some prompts in consistent ways, based on the rubric used by NJIT.
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7 Collaborative Online Diagramming Tools to Draw any Diagram - 79 views

  • Though these tools you can draw, edit, save and share your diagrams like flowchart, network diagram, wireframe, Organizational charts etc. Most of them have free basic option or free trail that you could use and experience these tools.
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18 Free Screencasting tools to Create Video Tutorials - 142 views

  • Screencasting  is a better and great way to showcase a procedure, to teach,demonstrate a service or to create video tutorials without having to write a content or an article. Screencasting tools are available both as desktop applications (Free and commercial) and web-based services. The good news is that there are a growing number of screencasting tools that are completely free to use; some do not even require a registration to let you get started.
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250+ Places for Free Books Online - 184 views

  • This is a listing of 260 sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) for download or for online viewing.
  • Because this page is becoming extremely long I have switched the genre sections to their own pages.  Please check these separate pages out if you are interested in a particular genre as they have some links that have not been added to this main list as of yet and they also have links to audio books.
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Lovely Charts | Screencast - 126 views

    Free tool to create flowcharts, sitemaps, graphics, etc. Easy to use and might be good for creating graphic syllabi.
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GPC Center for Teaching and Learning - Online Resources - 74 views

  • Online Resources   Here
  • a collection of Online Resources by Subject Area.  This list is NOT exhaustive, but is a great start for incorporating stimulating (online) exercises into your teaching
  • English
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  • English as a Second Language/Foreign Languag
  • Humanitie
  • Best Practices in Teaching Writing
  • Nursing/Dental Hygiene
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Sign Language & Interpreting Related Links
  • Computers and Technology
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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Comics - 91 views

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5 Fantastic Ways to Use Wallwisher in the Classroom - SimpleK12 - 138 views

  • 5 fantastic ways to use Wallwisher in the classroom: Writing activities – Wallwisher has a 160 character limit for each comment/post that you leave on the wall. Which is, in a way, a good thing! It allows for short story/collaborative projects, essay plans, note-taking, memos, poems, etc… the writing possibilities are endless! Brainstorming activities – This is a great ice breaker for the beginning of class! And better yet, it’s a great way to post a homework assignment/food for thought for that evening and then discuss it the next day. Vocabulary/Grammar Activities – You could easily use Wallwisher for practicing tenses, definitions, vocabulary matching (you can even use audio or video!), or even find a theme and have the students fill the sticky notes with their ideas for the vocabulary theme! Speaking activities – I was never one to love speaking in front of people so Wallwisher is a great way to create short speaking activities to help students feel more comfortable in front of a group of people. These activities could be to talk about a photo or video for X minutes, create a story based upon X number of photos, or even put debate topics on a sticky note for the student to create. Notifications – That is the original thought, right? You could use Wallwisher for orientation information, classroom rules, student profiles, daily/weekly plan, or even fun messages to other students who might be out sick or on trips with their families.
Mary Beth  Messner

The Elements of Style: Twitter Edition - 39 views

  • William Strunk, Jr., or E.B. White for that matter, couldn’t have predicted so much communication would take place via 140 character short messages. While The Elements of Style has stood the test of time, there is a new set of rules (which I’ve completely made up) you should keep in mind for Twitter.
  • This advice only helps you if you actually want your tweets to be represented as good writing.
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Forty_five_Interesting_Ways_to_use_Wordle_in_ - 156 views

    46 Ways to use Wordle in the Classroom
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BloomsTaxonomyVerbs.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 104 views

    Printable PDF of verbs at all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy
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